July 25, 2014

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Four local citizens commissioned as Kentucky Admirals

Admirals pose for group portrait. From left: Billy Newman, Charlie Pyles, Pendleton County Judge Executive Henry Bertram, Kenton County Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn, Obie Fardo, Pendleton County Sheriff Craig Peoples, Frank Hussung, Pendleton County Magistrate Bob Fogle. Photo by Roger McKinney.

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

Prepare yourself. This is a good and unusual story. It involves the Bethel Church, the Bethel Cemetery, Medal of Honor winner John Rarreick and framed, honorary commissions received by four Northern Kentucky citizens.

The Bethel Church and the Bethel Cemetery are located very near the intersection of Route 17 and U.S. 27. The cemetery was established in 1850. The church was built in 1879. Both the church and the cemetery fell into deterioration. They were neglected and abandoned.

Pendleton County Board of Education approves pre-school program for 2014-2015

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

Director of Special Programs Pamela Harper addressed the Pendleton County Board of Education regarding pre-school training. Because of difficulties with transportation some qualified students cannot attend Pendleton County’s pre-school program. Northern and Southern Elementary schools have kindergarten programs that serve 5-year-old students. Northern and Southern Elementary schools also have pre-school programs that serve 3- and 4-year-old students.

Kentucky Thorough-Breasts take second place at dragon boat race in Canada

Members of the Kentucky Thorough-Breasts who finished in second place at the dragon boat race in Canada, front row: Wendy Kochevar, Sherry DeWald, Jim Thaxton, Linda Kraemer, Amy McKinney. Standing: Ann Meese, Mary Ann Springer, Priscilla Elgersma, Carol Edwards, Phyllis Kelsch, Pam Harper, Janet Burris, Tamina White, Mary Schadler, Lynne Clayton, Brenda Mahoney.

The Kentucky Thorough-Breasts recently competed against Canada’s top six breast cancer survivor dragon boat racing teams July 12-13 on Lake St. Claire near Tecumseh, Canada.

Truck flips over on Main Street

Falmouth Police Officer Shannon Clem investigated a one-vehicle, injury accident at 6:21 p.m., Friday, July 18 on Ky. 22 (Main Street) near Reservoir Hill.

Hutchison selected to join McConnell Scholars Program


Ten recent Kentucky high school graduates have been selected to join the McConnell Scholars Program based on their leadership, scholarship and service in the Commonwealth.